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president. but it appears she's gaining ground among republicans. the poll shows 61% of republicans think she's qualified. >> reporter: senator john mccain hasn't spoken with palin in several months. he does plan on reading the book but apparently told former staffers he understands if they need to refute factual errors. lindsay davis, abc news, new york. and you can watch the interview this morning on "good morning america". also "world news," "20/20." >> and check out just moments away, a show of support for a grieving family after a nine-roll is gunned down after his own home. -- a 9-year-old is gunned down after -- in his own home.
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>> mixed messages about mammograms. new guidelines could make it more difficult to catch cancer early. "good morning washington" starts right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side good morning, washington. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. great to have you joining us on this tuesday morning. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with brian. you have your school jacket on. >> look at you. >> you are so hip in that letter. where is your motorcycle? >> and i am el little bit of a mess. an idiotic move. we have a storm system. it will throw some high clouds
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over the area. it will be a little bit cooler. we got to 70 yesterday. we could get some moisture by midweek. i will get dressed up properly. >> you are not a mass at all. what is not to laugh about brian backs -- you are not a mess. overnight construction at river road will. long gone by the time you get there. no problems out of southern maryland on route 4, route 5. they're pretty good run on 66 near the vienna. we will have more on the traffic seen. now to alison and doug. >> thank you. we are following breaking news out of rockville. a water main break has left part of the area under water.
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crews are heading to the area right now. we will have more details. a show of support for a family in mourning. >> a columbia heights neighborhood came together to remember oscar fuentes. he was murdered inside his home. we have more details before the shooting. courtney robinson is live with more. >> good morning. family members shared those moments with us, as city leaders say they are nearing an arrest in all this last night. a vigil for oscar fuentes. you can still see candles out here, outside of the apartment complex burning in his memory. as the community and family mourned e death, the murder of a boy, but they are seeking justice for oscar fuentes.
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>> we want the person to be behind bars. >> at saturday night, family members say somebody in the hallway of this apartment complex asked the family for money. the family fled for safety. the 9-year-old tried to look out the peephole. someone fired a single shot into the door. >> the little boy was crying. >> officers are looking for the person responsible for killing oscar fuentes. for residents, the evidence of in security remains. the front door hangs on its hinges. the building is riddled with gang activity. >> these are all gang attactags.
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>> anybody is able to walk in. you can see a police officer keeping watch over this building. residents say they still feel very unsafe. >> thank you. president obama continues his visit to china. he is getting ready to attend a state dinner. he met with the president of china and discussed the economy and climate change. the president's express thankfulness to china for their help with the investment of our economy. people who died from the fort hood shootings will be buried at arlington cemetery.
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one lieutenant colonel will be maburied on monday. army will determine if they missed signs. the chief of staff is forming an investigative panel. the army will focus on major nidal hasan's 6 years at walter reed medical center. he worked there before being transferred to fort hood in july. they will focus on transit safety nationwide. the national transportation safety board will bring in safety oversight groups from around the country to highlight their safety methods. it will hold hearings in february and there will be a final hearing on the cause of the crash. a new government task force is going against decades of the advice on mammograms. the task force says most women
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in their 40's do not need mammograms. they should get one every two years starting at age 50. breast self exams do no good. the guidelines are a big change from what the american cancer society has been recommending. getting screened early and often is not necessary. >> with screening, the benefits are smaller and the harms, the false positive rates, are higher, then the screening. >> these guidelines have some people very upset. they say younger women do get breast cancers. they say they have saved thousands of lives. >> it will be interesting to see how this pans out. a lot of people are very upset about this. >> they say it depends on the person and that you should have a personal plan with your own
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doctor. it depends upon your age. >> the debate will continue. we have 48 degrees. >> still ahead, the life of sarah palinhits store shelves. and she hits the talk-show circuit. >> more teenagers admit they still text and drive. we have th
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welcome back to "good morning washington." thank you for joining us. let's get to traffic and weather every 10 minutes. >> let's start with lisa baden. >> i am on the phone with someone at the wtop traffic hot line. even though the travel lanes are open, it is kind of a blinding kind of thing. nothing blinding on the greenway. we will give you the normal travel times on 66 and along 270. that is a pretty decent run between father hurley boulevard and the beltway. it looks like the run-up is uneventful. things are good in maryland between washington boulevard.
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this is live in montgomery county. no problems to report through the district along new york avenue, kenilworth avenue. a choir ride along pennsylvaa avenue and on to the southeast- sap southwest freeway. everything on route 4 is open for you. we look good on branch avenue. normal volume will start to grow leaving the pontiac dealer. in case you want case you228 to head on over to 210 into oxon hill, things running smoothly. 70 books good between hagerstown and baltimore. we have a heavier volume of traffic to get down to the beltway. 355 is also good heading down to hyattstown and hopping onto the interstate right there. nothing complicated as far as
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traffic on the baltimore washington parkway. leaving the baltimore-washington parkway and heading onto new york avenue is good. a nice run through annapolis on rte. 50. i want to do kenilworth avenue onto east capitol street is in good street. dulles greenway and dulles toll road and route 7 are good. a nice ride along 15 in case you head to gilbert's corner. now for the weather. >> thank you so much. we're watching some high clouds. temperature-wise, we're in the 40's today. take a look at the numbers. across the area, we have about 45 in huntingtown. leesburg, 45. your forecast, sunshine with high clouds. temperatures in the mid and upper 50's. we are in line with or we should
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be this time of year. >> thank you. you probably do not need a study to know this, but many teenage drivers are distracted behind the wheel. a poll found one in four teens texts while driving. more than half have used a cell phone behind the wheel. half has been in a car when someone was driving and using a cell phone. they also see their parents doing this. >> it goes beyond the teenage years, >. 49 degrees. >> sarah palin says she is not retreating, just reloading. but for what? what she has to say about the possibility for running in 2012. >> we will have a check on the
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. in our top stories, d.c. police reportedly are close to an arrest in the murder of a 9- year-old boy. a vigil was held last bite in columbia heights where oscar fuentes was killed on saturday night. >> the woman accused of helping to kidnap elizabeth smart is expected to plead guilty today. she and her husband are accused of taking smart from our home in 2002. she was found nine months later. the case is still making its way
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through the course. >> atlantis is on its way to the international space station. it is expected to dock tomorrow. there will check the thermal shielding. sarah palin's new book "going rogue" hits the bookstores today. she is not saying issue will run again for office. >> it is not on my radar screen. >> was it ever? >> it didn't need a title to make a difference. >> she appeared on "oprah" yesterday. she will sit down with barba walters on "good morning america." your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's begin today with brian. yesterday was a wonderful day. >> it was a gorgeous day.
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we tops out at 70. it was warmer than we thought it was. -- we topped out at 70. with the breeze and a few more clouds, there is a shift in the weather pattern. we will see cooler air. downtown, 46. afternoon temperatures will not climb out of the upper 50's. we will be in line with where we should be this time of year. a low pressure system is around the middle portion of the country. sun and high clouds today. not a bad-looking day. not as toasty as a was yesterday. clouds will roll in. some clearing on saturday into sunday. >> thank you. in tech bytes, facebook
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continues its domination of the culture. >> youtube strikes a deal with spanish language tv. vinita nair has more. youtube and spanish. univision says it shows will be coming to the video-sharing site early next year. it wide range of shows will be available. latinos are one of its fastest growing audiences. the nintendo wii has helped get people off the couch. new research finds active games generally provide a moderate amount of exercise, equivalent to walking. boxing requires the most energy. and you get more exercise running or swimming. still, these exercises are more than just siing on the couch.
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nintendo has released a new game. it is a bit of a blast from the past. >> the big twist is that it is a multiplayer game. up to larger people can be on screen at the same time. it you're fighting your friends at the same times you're fighting your enemies. it is fast-paced and fun. it is a great way to get a taste of the vintage game. >> the game is on sale now and costs about $50. the word of the year is familiar to anyone who was spent time on facebook. the word of the year is unfriend, a fine dust removing someone as a friend on the social networking sites like facebook. for more information, log onto the tech page at abcnews.com.
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those are your tech bytes. i am vinita nair. >> i guess you did not want to be unfriended. it is a big deal. >> brace yourself for it. 5:21 is your time. >> still ahead, jim zorn has made it clear that clinton portis is the starting tailback. that does not mean he will get the ball against dallas. >> later on "oprah," is porn going mainstream? lisa ling reports on the adult film industry.
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good morning. we have big news. clint portis is having blurred vision. jim zorn said that clinton portis will not lose his job because of the injury. despite the great job by ladell betts on sunday. >> i did not want the guy to lose his job because he got a concussion. he is our running back. who knows what kind of game he might have had? clinton has been a great runner. i did not see any reason he cannot get through the line of scrimmage when he wants to. >> take john cornyn out of the
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mix the mixjon gruden. he guarantees he will not coach next year. he will not coach until was 50th birthday. he is now 46 years of age. that is a look at sports. >> thank you. big news for a local internet giant. linda bell joins us live from new york with details on this. >> we begin with that. stock index futures are indicating a lower open. stocks rallied yesterday, sending benchmark indexes to a 13-month high. decber 9 is a day time warner will spin off their aol internet business. it still has major operations in northern and virginia. the spinoff comes after years of trying to integrate the company's. the new shares will trade under
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the new symbol aol. if you want coca-cola, i do not try costco. you're not restocking coca-cola products. there was a disagreement over pricing. this includes diet coke, and cherry coke, cope 0, or sprite. costco makes a lot of its money on the annual membership fees charges customers. that is your business news. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, i am linda bell. doug and alison, back to you. >> thank you. 5:26. 49 degrees. the news continues. >> still ahead, in local voice for washington's gay community is silenced. >> a death row inmate is taking a rare form of capital punishment.
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>> new government findings suggest women should get fewer mammograms. i will have that story coming up. >> we are live in the weather center. we're attracting some clouds heading our way. we
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. 5:30 is your time. we have 49 degrees. welcome back. >> your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. let's check in with brian and find out what we can expect today. >> a fair amount of sunshine.
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we were near 70 yesterday. we will be close to 60 at best today. >> so many people were outside yesterday in joined the weather. >> we will not get to extremely cold. 47 in winchester this morning. 42 in riverdale. fairfax, 46. today, a mix of sun and clouds, upper 50's. it is where we should be this time of year. >> pretty good shape on 95 between washington and baltimore. no accidents to report along 95. we have a growing volume of traffic, what do expect between dale city and the beltway. a vehicle is stopped in what is now the green arrow blame. nothing to clear on the greenway, the toll road. good on 270 between father
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hurley boulevard and the beltway. the normal delays to expect. heading around the beltway, expect to find things good. a quiet ride through the district. >> thank you. our top story is an important one for women. there are mixed messages about mammograms. a new recommendation says most women start getting mammograms at 50 and then every two years. the american cancer society says it should begin at age 40. viviana hurtado check out the controversy. >> women should get fewer mammograms, even though this procedure has saved lives. women over 50 should get them. not every year but every two years. >> screening every two years captors' most of the benefits in terms of reducing breast cancer
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mortality while decreasing the harm. >> that can require more screening and drive up health- care costs unnecessarily. instead of recommending routine mammograms for women between 40 and 49, they should start at 50. nancy disagrees. she says the mammogram she received found the beginning of a tumor. >> i am shocked by these guidelines. i would not be here today. >> these recommendations should not be followed by all women. >> women at high risk for breast cancer should definitely have yearly mammograms. there is no debate about that. >> for other women, there is confusion about when to get mammograms. the american cancer society is
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refusing to recommend these suggestions. viviana hurtado, abc news. americans remain divided over health care. this poll found 40% of amicans support the health care bill going through congress. 49% oppose it. 52% say it will make their own health care more expensive. president obama winds up his visit to china with a lavish state dinner. they met for a wide range of talks. they promised to work together on climate change and to eliminate north korea's nuclear program. oscar fuentes was killed saturday night inside his home in the columbia heights neighborhood. last night there was a vigil.
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he was looking out of a people when someone on the other side of a door fid a shot. police believed the child was not the intended target. the supreme court is refusing to block virginia to kill larry bill elliott. he gunned down a couple in northern virginia to win the love of a former stripper. she was involved in a bitter custody suit. foreclosures in prince george's county have doubled. there were more than 2000 filings just last month. one of every 157 homes in the county faces foreclosure. prince george's county accounts for 1/3 of all four cuforeclosus
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in the area. the washington "blade" shut down. the parent company is filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy. the redskins win another one, this time in court. they get to keep their name. the supreme court is refusing to hear an appeal by some who feel the name is offensive. they have been fighting this in court since 1992. a maryland woman says she was fired after coming back from life-saving surgery and that her health bills are piling up. >> sarah palin's both hits stores today. i will have a fulleport. >> we will have a check of the
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skies and the traffic on the streets.
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>> hello. i am in gaithersburg, maryland. bardot is rising every morning. hot and fresh, just like you. good morning, washington. 5:39 on this tuesday.
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your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's begin with adam caskey. he is live in potomac. we had another gorgeous day yesterday. >> it was perfect. it was a great day to enjoy the outdoors. today will be pretty good, and just not as perfect as yesterday. we will have some added clouds. 40 degrees this morning. -- 48 degrees. a light breeze. notice on the big screen, we do have circulation in the center of the united states. tha is where the moisture is. some will be kicked our way by thursday into friday. at that point, we have the chance of rain. until then, highs in the 50's. today will be cooler than yesterday but near normal. tomorrow in the 50 in thegray.
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>> traffic is really moving nicely right now. we will go live to the cameras and show you what we mean. southbound on 270, leaving frederick and heading toward montgomery county, not too bad, i would say. let's go to virginia out of springfield up to the pentagon on 395. everything is running smoothly. >> thank you. amtrak is preparing for what will be its busiest travel day. november 25, the wednesday before thanksgiving, will be its busiest day. they will schedule additional trains. all trains in the northea will require reservations. remember that. the airline industry predicts a drop in travel compared to last year. >> a lot of holiday travel tickets are getting pretty expensive. it keeps going up.
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>> they continue to ed fees. 5:41. -- they continue to add fees. >> the owner of a football team pays a big price for a little gesture.
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coming up tonight, the secret, the lives, the same. the devastating effect of alcohol. risking it all. i will report, the secrets of all, mom. >> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. checking our top stories.
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the american cancer society is refusing to a knowledge of a new study that says women should get fewer mammograms. a government task force recommends women get mammograms every two years starting at age 50. quest police believe the search for missing north carolina girl is now over. a body was found yesterday and is believed to be heard. police accuse her mother of offering up the little girl for sex. a man caught on tape faces kidnapping charges. >> the army will see if they missed morning science with major nidal hasan. new evidence that the shooting may have been planned. he held a dry run practicing at the shooting range two days before. >> a local woman fired from her job after undergoing a double lung transplant is now fighting
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back. after a 12-week recovery, she was ready to give back. wasa attract full time. doctors wrote she should start part-time. she was terminated. >> it was a shock. i could not believe they were doing this at this time. >> they cannot legally do that, but they did that. >> she filed a lawsuit in u.s. district court. their representative from wasa had no comment. 5:47 on a tuesday morning. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> will star with lisa baden rights now. >> things are moving all right. we do have a growing climate of traffic on 95. from fredericksburg, you'll find slow traffic by the prince
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william parkway. 66, a minor crash at 123, but they moved it to the camera. nothing complicated into southeast. q through northeast leaving 50 on the baltimore-washington parkway. no surprises. live in the camera, headlights southbound 270 moving ahead speed here in germantown. now we go live to the weather center. >> i will take it away. i am live in potomac. it is not a bad morning. i do not have the gloves on public to have a jacket on. we're in the 40's this morning. 44 in frederick. mainly the mid 40's. i can see above lost the thin clouds. that is what we will experience for most of today.
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filtered sunshine is what it will be for most of the day. look at the storm scan. notice the big circulation in the midsection of the country. that is throwing cloud cover into the metro area. >> all right. thank you so much. we will look at that system. it will be throwing some high clouds overhead. there will be sunshine. not a bad day. cooler, upper 50's to near 60. the mark, up fairly cloudy. high pressure brings in these winds it will be approaching from of the west. maybe a couple of light showers thursday ended defrauded. it looks good for the first half of the weekend. temperatures fluctuated slightly. near 60 is right around average for this time of year.
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nothing too extreme. some rain chances for the second half of the weekend. we finished dry and finish up wet. >> thank you. i'm curious what you think about this next story. weave news you'll not find on the front page story. the ttennessee titans owner was fine for a salute. the owner was celebrating the wind on sunday. adams said he apologize. he was caught up in the moment. it does not mean you do not get fined for it. there's no association betwn class and having lots of money. " maybe he was feeling ornery. >> mya is once again the judge''
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top pick among the four finalists. she scored 86 points at of a tout of a possible 90. donny osmond is still dancing. all four are good dancers. this is on "dancing with the stars." >> rhode island. 10 minutes before the
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a few stories to watch out for a tip. the montgomery county council will debate the toll charges along the intercounty connector. they will decide whether to build a light rail or bus route along 270. >> some taxi drivers will walk off the job for a strike beginning today. they say it is in response to violations of the taxicab code. >> a house committee will hold a hearing on swine flu and sick leave. some want to protect workers who need to take extra time off. sarah palin's book "going rogue" hit bookstores today. >> more americans are questioning her qualifications
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for higher office. that probably will not hurt per book sales. pamela brown has more. >> good morning. more than 50% of men and women say sarah palin is not qualified to be president. whatever your opinion of for, curiosity prevails. many say they will still buy her book. back in the spotlight, this is time in a different light for skeptics to watch her sit down with oprah. >> i feel better about this. >> in her book, sarah palin talks about the good, the bed, and the ugly. she never criticizes john mccain. she talks about run-ins. she says, they wanted to fly in a nutritionist. key staffers are challenging many of the claims.
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her best work in small cities has some wondering if she is setting a stage for a 2012 presidential run. >> i am coentrating on 2010 and making sure we have issues tackled as americans to make sure -- i am not. >> voters we spoke to are split over a palin presidency. >> why? now she is trying to get out in the public eye. >> it insures an easier win for president obama. she can run all she wants. >> "going rogue" hits bookstores today. reporting live, pamela brown, abc 7 news. >> thank you. we are curious if you are planning on buying the book. log on to wjla.com to poke.
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almost 70% of you said no. 5:56. there's more to come in our second hour. >> the governor proposes new rules when it comes to gift cards. >> candles are still burning in honor of a little boy killed in side of his apartment in columbia heights. i will allow the latest on the investigation coming up. >> lisa baden will be back with another look at your morning commute.
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a strong show of support after a shocking act of violence. we're learning more details about a child's class moments before he was murdered. >> some mixed messages about mammograms. some people believe new guidelines could make it more difficult tocatch cancer early. >> president obama travels to beijing for a hysteric meeting. we will tell you what made it so unique. "good morning washington" continues right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side.

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